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n. pl. co·ry·ne·bac·te·ri·a (-tîr′ē-ə)
Any of various gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Corynebacterium, which includes many animal and plant pathogens, such as the causative agent of diphtheria.
[New Latin Corynēbacterium, genus name : Greek korunē, club; see ker- in Indo-European roots + bacterium.]
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n, pl corynebacteria
any of various bacterium of the genus Corynebacterium, including various animal and plant pathogens and animal parasites
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|Noun||1.||corynebacterium - any species of the genus Corynebacterium|
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
genus Corynebacterium - the type genus of the family Corynebacteriaceae which is widely distributed in nature; the best known are parasites and pathogens of humans and domestic animals
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